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Malia Klingen Daams (update 2)

Hey, who says I'm not allowed to be excited about this

Following is a boring description of the birth, primarily intended so that I don't have to tell the story a million times to family and friends reading this :) Those not interested in details, just scroll down for a couple of pics...

Margit and me woke up at about 2.30 am this morning to what looked to be the starting phases of contractions (both of us really had no idea, but hey, what else could it have been?? ).

Being my always mathematical self I straightaway started timing these things but in the beginning they were a bit hit and miss. Anyway, about an hour later they started becoming more regular and increasingly painful. At this stage I was already counting about 6 minutes between them, which I was promptly told was not possible. Naturally, one does not argue this at such a moment. Having called the hospital (about 30-40 mins drive away), and noticing that the periods between contractions were down to about 4-5 minutes we headed over to the hospital where we arrived at about 5 to find Margit was about 6 cm diluted (is that what this is called in English?). Half an hour later it was 8 and at about 6.15 the doctor decided to give it a few tries. This while Margit insisted that this was the perfect time to hit her with pain killers, but the doctor refused. Anyway, to make a 'long' and painful story short, an hour and a half later Malia Klingen Daams was born! I didn't realize baby's were quite that blue at birth, but I was happy to hear her give some snorts pretty quick.

Margit is doing really well and surprisingly fresh, but they say that's one of the benefits of giving birth quickly (one of the downsides being that the pain is aparently more acute). Malia is healthy as can be and was doing nothing but drinking breastmilk and sleeping when I left the hospital about an hour ago.

Here's a couple of pictures of the new family.



Posted by Sam I Am 04:31 Archived in Norway

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lieve margite, samuel en malia, wat een leuke foto's, het is echt een prachtig kind, maar wat wil je ook met zulke leuke ouders. heeel veeel liefs thea

by theabak

Margit and Sam, hoorden al de naam en dat alles goed was gegaan (ja de tamtam werkt snel hier...), maar ERG leuk om ook al foto's te zien!! Geweldig!! Mooie naam Malia!!
Geniet ervan!!!
Liefs, Richard en Marloes

by marloes

Sam, Your wife and daughter are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Congrats to you both! Much love and happiness to you all! :)
p.s. when you make them that beautiful, you HAVE to have more...teehee
p.p.s. each baby gets easier and the labors shorter...;)

by Cupcake

Hoi Margit en Sam,
Wat hebben jullie een mooie dochter! Van harte gefeliciteerd. En wat zien jullie er alledrie fris en fruitig uit na zo'n groot avontuur... Geniet ervan!
Liefs, Jeroen en Lia

by liamur

Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

by trailbound

Awesome pictures mate. She looks just like dad!


by james

Congratulations Margit & Sam!!! I'm sure Malia makes you two even happier than ever :) Love, Z

by zags

try dilated

by dr.pepper

Thanks Eric! That's what I was looking for but out of inspiration on Saturday :)

by Sam I Am

mom, dad, lovely pictures, beautiful girl

love freek

by freek


by klangeluk

Congratulations to the new mommy and daddy and welcome to the beautiful little Malia. So happy for you guys!
Love, Paula, Daan, Mel, Em and Maureen

by pvdwater

Look at all of you, all beaming with happiness. Best wishes to the entire family, from faaar awaaay in the Philippines!

by didipusrex

My, what a good looking family! :) Congrats Sam! I send you all hugs! That's such a nice name....she is so beautiful :)

by mtlchica

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